Carlos Alberto Parreira is definitely all smiles after he signed a four-year deal to coach South Africa in World Cup 2010. This is definitely a better job than what was first offered to him — manage World Cup Finals of 2010. There is no glory in acting as administrator of the greatest sport in the world. Carlos wants to be on the sidelines with player not on some seat high above where the action is.
South African Football Association chief Molefi Oliphant and World Cup 2010 local organizing committee head Danny Jordaan made the 63-year-old Parreira their 14th new coach. Parreira’s official roll-in should just before Aug. 16 when they play a friendly against Namibia, although the former Brazilian coach wanted to begin in 2007. The old coach needs to go on vacation and recharge especially after a tiring and exhaustive World Cup games.
I don’t think South Africa and Carlos should take lots of time-off when their qualifying games against Congo for the 2008 African Cup Finals is scheduled on Sept. 2 at Zambia.[tags]Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazil, Soccer[/tags]